Tucker 37, Miller Grove 6: Dallas Rivers rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries for the Tigers (7-0 overall and in Region 6-AAAA). Yusuf Minor gained 78 yards and ran for two touchdowns as the Tigers totaled 279 yards rushing. It was the fourth straight game and fifth this season that the Tigers have held an opponent to eight points or less. Joshua Dawson led the Tigers with 12 tackles, including two sacks. Also, Jerry Shippy had seven tackles and two sacks. Tucker, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA, plays Redan on Oct. 21.
Marist 38, Redan 6: William Curran ran for two touchdowns as 12 players carried the ball for the War Eagles (6-1 overall and in Region 6-AAAA). Gray King led the way with 75 yards rushing and a touchdown. Jason Morris also scored a touchdown. Also, Austin Hardin kicked a 50-yard field goal, his longest of the season. Jack Burke led the defense with six tackles while Preston Furry had four tackles, caused two fumbles and recovered one. The War Eagles face Lithonia on Oct. 21.
Stephenson 46, Langston Hughes 0: Mike Davis rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns as the Jaguars (7-0, 4-0 in Region 2-AAAAA) gained more than 350 yards on the ground. Brandon Washington added 80 yards rushing with two touchdowns and T.J. Moon rushed for 90 yards. Also, Demarcus Sweat returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown. The Jaguars defense has held its past two opponents to a total of six points. Stephenson plays East Coweta on Oct. 21.
Woodward Academy 27, Cedar Grove 24: The War Eagles rallied in the final minute for the win to create a three-way tie for first place in Region 5-AAA, Division B. Woodward, Cedar Grove and Columbia each have one loss. The Saints (5-3, 4-1) are off this week.
M.L. King 26, Newton 10: Jonquel Dawson passed for 349 yards and three touchdowns for the Lions (7-0, 4-0 in Region 2-AAAAA). Joshua Stanford caught seven passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns, while Blake Tibbs caught seven passes for 141 yards. Also, Dontavious Hood scored on a 9-yard pass and Jaynor Jones returned a fumble 7 yards for a touchdown. The defense held the Rams without an offensive touchdown, scored a safety and forced five turnovers. Kendarius Whitehead had 13 tackles and two sacks. Also, Chris Burgess and Wesley Greene each had an interception. The Lions face Newnan, which is tied for first place in the region with the Lions and Stephenson, on Oct. 21.
Lithonia 22, Douglass 12: Quarterback Elijah Thomas rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries for the Bulldogs (4-3 overall and in Region 6-AAAA). On defense, David Johnson led the way with 15 tackles, including two for losses. The Bulldogs face Marist on Oct. 21.
St. Pius 35, Druid Hills 0: Logan Rosborough rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns for the Golden Lions (7-0, 4-0 in Region 5-AAA, Division A). Also, Trey White completed 8 of 10 passes for 110 yards. The defense held the Red Devils (4-4, 3-2) to 137 total yards. Nick Ruffin blocked a punt, which Grayson Klingler recovered for a touchdown, and Nick Glass had two interceptions. Also, Braswell recovered a fumble at the Golden Lions’ 1-yard line and Geno Smith made a touchdown-saving tackle to preserve the shutout. St. Pius faces Grady on Oct. 21 with a win securing a berth in the state tournament.
Columbia 56, Towers 6: Kenno Loyal, who committed to Mississippi last week, rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles (4-3, 3-1 in Region 5-AAA, Division B). Jabari Menefee completed 4 of 5 passes for 122 yards and four touchdowns. Keithon Redding caught two passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Gerald Everett and Mials Woodberry also each caught a touchdown pass. Also, Jhaustin Thomas returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles face Arabia Mountain on Oct. 22.
DeKalb County Championships, Oct. 12
Lakeside swept the county championships for the 11th time since 1995 and the boys won their 17th title in a row. The Vikings beat Stone Mountain 47-60 in the boys’ race for the closest margin since 2005. Lakeside has won a total of 28 county titles.
Team scores (top three): Lakeside 47, Stone Mountain 60, Dunwoody 63.
Top five individuals: 1. Nahome Abera, Stone Mountain, 17:35.53; 2. Kyle Sexton, Dunwoody, 17:43.82; 3. Ray Lumb, Druid Hills, 17:53.95; 4. Brian Song, Lakeside, 17:59.27; 5. Andrew Whetten, Druid Hills, 18:08.34.
Team scores (top three): Lakeside 26, Dunwoody 47, Druid Hills 101.
Top five individuals: 1. Alex Cameron, Dunwoody, 20:25.45, 2. Meghan Wetterhall, Lakeside, 21:00.38; 3. Greciana Cooper, Southwest DeKalb, 21:06.65; 4. Hayley Keadey, Lakeside, 21:50.07; 5. Jenn Cora, Lakeside, 21:56.37.
All five teams from DeKalb County that qualified for the state tournament lost in the first round in best-of-three series’ in games played Oct. 12-14. In Class AAA, St. Pius lost to Central Carroll 7-2, 4-2. In Class AAAA, Dunwoody lost to Pope 7-0, 15-4; Lakeside lost to Chapel Hill 5-0, 10-2; Chamblee lost to Paulding County 10-2, 11-0; and Marist lost to Kell 5-3 in the deciding third game. The War Eagles lost the opener 7-4, then won Game 2 6-5.